Said with such passion, this cuts through theoretical political debate and reminds us why it important to protect the NHS.
“The NHS was created out of the ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth. When it was launched by the then minister of health, Aneurin Bevan, on July 5 1948, it was based on three core principles:
- that it meet the needs of everyone
- that it be free at the point of delivery
- that it be based on clinical need, not ability to pay”
I admit I had not seen this before and I am very suprised it has not received more views on YouTube. Yes it is sentimental, but Mr Smith delivers it with such genuine feeling it cannot fail to move even the most hardened Tory (privatiser).